Near Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
Minard is a tiny hamlet on the road running down the west shore of Loch Fyne, about 12 miles south of Inveraray (with all facilities).
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
If you leave the road and descend about half a mile on a good track through the woods to the edge of the loch, you will come to Minard Court and the two pretty semi-detached cottages, Loch and Garden. The owner's house, a little way up the track, is the only other neighbour.
Quietly situated far from traffic, Loch Cottage has uninterrupted views to the loch at the front across to the ruin of Castle Lachlan.
Inside, the open plan living area is spacious and, with several windows, is bright and cheerful, while the wood-burning stove adds a welcoming cosiness. Everything is to hand, yet with no sense of being cramped. The seating area occupies most of the room, with the dining table behind it. The kitchen is off the sitting area, a neat kitchenette which is perfectly suited to its purpose.
Having a downstairs double bedroom (albeit with two steps) and bathroom make the cottage suitable for those with limited mobility or who just prefer not to climb too many stairs.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, a twin and a single, that are pleasantly furnished with coombed ceilings. The whole cottage is neat and immaculately presented and it is no wonder that enthusiastic guests return here again and again.
Outside there is parking right at the door and a very sheltered pebble beach to the front. There is a steep drop at the foreshore where an underground burn flows onto the beach (care to be taken, particularly with children). You are welcome to bring along a small boat or surfboard, although there is no jetty.
There are lovely woodland walks along the shoreline here, or you can attempt some of the many hills in the area.
The National Trust Gardens at Crarae are just 5 minutes up the road. You can then continue south down the Mull of Kintyre to Campbeltown and Machrihanish, where there is golf, surfing and kayaking. If you stop at Tayinloan, you can catch the ferry over to Gigha and visit the Achamore Gardens there or, in summer, you can catch the ferry from Claonaig and spend a day on the Isle of Arran.
Minard has a Post Office which opens in the morning for newspapers and basic requirements. Inveraray, where the castle and jail are well worth a visit and Lochgilphead are equidistant and have full shopping facilities. Inveraray also has a golf course and there is a riding centre at Dalchenna on the way.
There is excellent fishing either from the rocks or from a boat and the area has a wide variety of wildlife - porpoises, seals and dolphins, deer and red squirrels and, of course, many sea and woodland birds.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Open plan living area with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, electric cooker, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (two steps)
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED (except for use of laundry equipment in shared utility room). Heating is by biomass central heating and wood-burning stove (one basket of logs INCLUDED, additional logs may be purchased at £5 per basket). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. Sorry, no children or infants due to the close proximity of the loch. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 10% - Easter 2019 From 05/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
- Save 10% - Easter 2019 From 12/04/2019 to 18/04/2019
- Save 10% w/c 22 Feb 19 From 22/02/2019 to 28/02/2019
- Save 10% w/c 01 Mar 19 From 01/03/2019 to 07/03/2019
- Save 5% w/c 08 Mar 19 From 08/03/2019 to 14/03/2019
- Save 5% w/c 15 Mar 19 From 15/03/2019 to 21/03/2019
- May Half Term 2019 From 24/05/2019 to 30/05/2019
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|08 Feb 2019 - 04 Apr 2019||£450.00||£475.00|
|05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019||£450.00||£475.00|
|10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019||£550.00||£575.00|
|31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019||£550.00||£575.00|
|30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019||£450.00||£475.00|
|11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£345.00||£365.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£575.00||£575.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£575.00||£575.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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perfect, quite, well presented.
Fantastic location, very peaceful beautiful area.
Quiet, beautiful location, warmest welcome and a lovely, comfortable cottage.
We have used this location several times and have always been very impressed with the cottage, location and the owners a...Read More
As good as it gets,a beautiful cottage but with all mod cons in a beautiful setting,could i live there----yes i could.